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Build UK to Develop Industry-wide Recruitment Strategy - Kalcrest blog

Build UK to develop industry-wide recruitment strategy

Published on 1st November 2016

As a result of the recent Construction News Summit Skills Hack, Build UK have been tasked with developing an industry-wide recruitment strategy aimed at inspiring people to join the industry.

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New standard for safety helmets introduced.

New standard for safety helmets

Published on 25th October 2016

Construction industry voice Build UK has drafted a new standard to promote best practice and safety on construction sites, through the use of colour coded safety helmets for on-site personnel.

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Martin Baker - Head of Technical at Kalcrest Site Services

Not just brickies in short supply

Published on 4th October 2016

It has long been reported that there is a considerable shortage of skilled trades in the construction industry, but it’s not just the more commonly known roles - brickies, joiners, electricians etc - that are suffering.

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Steve Davies, MD of Kalcrest Site Services

Growth prompts rebrand and relocation for Kalcrest

Published on 2nd September 2016

Following a sustained period of growth, the Kalcrest team head into September in new premises and with a minor facelift!

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Changes to CSCS card scheme unveiled

Changes to CSCS card scheme unveiled

Published on 4th July 2016

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme has revealed it is making a number of changes to its CSCS cards, with workers seeking trainee, supervisory and managerial jobs the most likely to be affected.

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Skills shortage ‘forcing wages up’ for construction workers

Skills shortage ‘forcing wages up’ for construction workers

Published on 2nd June 2016

The shortage of experienced bricklayers and other skilled trades has significantly pushed up wages for site workers over the past year, a new survey of construction recruitment agencies has revealed.

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Construction skills shortage ‘largest threat to sector’

Construction skills shortage ‘largest threat to sector’

Published on 6th April 2016

A shortage of skilled trades is the “largest threat to construction activity” and the successful delivery of projects, the Construction Products Association has warned.

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Changes to Construction Industry Scheme set for April

Changes to Construction Industry Scheme set for April

Published on 9th March 2016

Contractors and subcontractors need to be aware that important changes to the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) are being introduced in April 2016.

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